First Edition of An Invitation to the White House; Signed by First Ladies Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nancy Reagan

  • An Invitation to the White House: At Home With History.

An Invitation to the White House: At Home With History.

$750.00

Item Number: 29081

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

First edition. Quarto, original half cloth. Signed by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nancy Reagan. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Rare signed by both these first ladies.

The most famous house in the United States serves as both private home and public domain. Every year brings an assortment of international dignitaries, down-home performers, local civic events, and family meals. Encompassing both rich historic tradition and modern lifestyles, the White House is a national symbol of pride in our distinct culture. An Invitation to the White House brings together detailed history and recent events with style. Each page is covered with lush photographs; some are public displays of formal greetings and gift exchanges, while others are obviously personal family snapshots from the Clintons' collection. From Chelsea showing her young cousin the family Christmas tree to Bill and Hillary listening raptly to a speech by Stephen Hawking, you'll find shots showing every facet of life at the White House. Many photos are devoted to showing the house "behind the scenes," and they present us with details like flower arrangements, plate garnishings, and delicate calligraphy for the place cards at formal dinners.

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